Selma Director: 'I Make Films From My Perspective'

Ava DuVernay

Selma Director: 'I Make Films From My Perspective'

Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay is not afraid of labels.

Published January 6, 2015

With four Golden Globe nominations, including a Best Director nod, Ava DuVernay's Selma is the darling of awards season. Later this month, DuVernay could make history as the first Black woman to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category.

While some may shy away from being categorized, DuVernay embraces it. In our exclusive interview with the talented filmmaker, DuVernay talks about being proud of the labels that define her. "The industry tends to encourage us to strip away who we are to be with the party line," she explains. "I'm a Black, woman filmmaker and I'm very proud of that."

DuVernay also talks about her long history with BET and her Golden Globe nomination. Check out our exclusive interview below and see Selma in select cities now and across the nation starting January 9.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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